Middle School (6 -8)
Middle School is dedicated to fostering in students a positive sense of self-esteem and an enthusiasm for lifelong learning. The Middle School offers a rigorous and challenging course of study that emphasizes development in traditional academic areas while also meeting the unique developmental needs of adolescents. The Middle School attempts not only to nurture individual students but also to challenge them to explore and develop their potential.
Our program is designed to develop specific knowledge and skills in students, yet it has a larger mission to inculcate healthy habits of mind, heart, and action. Middle School teachers must simultaneously challenge and nurture, encourage independence yet provide structure, and reach curricular objectives while meeting each child’s needs. Essentially, the Middle School program must address the complex nature of adolescence in a supportive academic environment – one that makes the transition from Elementary School to High School and from childhood to young adulthood as rewarding and productive as possible.
So much of Middle School is about discovering who you are and what things you are most passionate about. In the Middle School we wants our students to feel safe so that they will feel comfortable taking healthy risks and explore their interests. We want our students to feel secure in asking questions and stretching their boundaries. We understand how important it is for our students to feel safe and have a sense of belonging or a place in which they can openly express themselves without feeling exposed or embarrassed. We want our students to learn how to handle small setbacks and failures as well as celebrate humbly when they find great success. Except during infancy, there is no stage of life when young people go through more changes in such a short time – and in every aspect of their lives.
At Pentecostal Christian Academy, we offer opportunities for our Middle School students to grow confidently as individuals, to take risks, to solve problems, to make a difference, and to have fun in a safe, supportive environment. In Middle School, students are encouraged to try as many things as possible so that they can discover their place and uncover their true passions. Our faculty understands that interacting with such curious, energetic students require patience, humor and sensitivity. Working in partnership with parents to see that every student experiences success is our top priority.